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armyFollowing a New York Times(http://tinyurl.com/army-psychiatrists)┬ástory, the CBS Evening News (11/9, story 3, 2:00, Couric) reported that Army psychiatry Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan “was about to be deployed to Afghanistan to help counsel soldiers,” and “nine of the Ft. Hood victims were also therapists — part of a unit that the military fears is already stretched entirely too thin.” CBS correspondent Don Teague explained, “Eight years of war has taken its toll across the military. Some 300,000 service members, nearly one out of five returning from Iraq and Afghanistan, report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder,” while to date, “the Army has just over 400 psychiatrists to treat nearly 550,000 active duty soldiers.”

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